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When it comes to 10-inch tablets, most consumers certainly think of iPad as the most powerful option out there. Sure, there are other high-end 10-inch tablets that are running on Android or Windows 8/RT, but they don't have the display power of the Retina and probably aren't as cutting-edge in processing and graphics as the newest 4th generation Apple iPad. This dynamic is now crashing down thanks to the newly announced Samsung Nexus 10.
Even though the Apple iPhone 5 is still very new, it looks like the cases for the new smartphone are already going on sale. Case in point is this great looking MiniSuit Clipster case for the iPhone 5, which has been slashed by 70% off its regular price.
While Apple might have given us a new iPad 4th gen recently, it is no longer the king of displays. Today Google announced the Samsung Nexus 10 with an extremely impressive 2560 x 1600 display.
I still think that the starting price on the Microsoft Surface should have been closer to $299, but in the $499 range, it competes directly against the recently announced fourth-generation iPad rather than the also recently announced iPad Mini. So, how does it compare?
The iPad Mini is here but some of us are finding it hard to get all that excited when similar tablets cost nearly $100 less. For $199 you can get the Nexus 7, sure it has a smaller screen but it also has a better resolution. You can even get a slightly weaker 7-inch Kindle Fire for just $169. That makes the starting price of $329 just a little hard to swallow.
Just a little over a half year after the release of the iPad 3rd generation model, we already have a successor. The 4th gen iPad doesn't bring tons of changes to the mix but it does have a faster processor and graphics chip, alongside the new Lightning adapter. So you already bought an iPad 3, what do you do? For some of you, an exchange might be possible.
While everyone saw the iPad Mini coming from a million miles away, there was much less talk about the possibility of 4th generation iPad. While the 3rd generation model is just six months old, it also includes a dock connector that Apple is probably trying to get rid of for good.
Apple has a press event today that is almost 100% likely to show us the iPad Mini, among a few other possibilities like refreshes...
It looks like the problems with the new Apple Maps aren't the only ones plaguing the iPhone 5. It turns out that the autocorrect feature is adding "random" accents to anything you type in Italian.
It's not very often that you see great deals on MacBooks, because Apple maintains pretty stringent control over pricing. This is one of those rare occasions where you can save a solid $200 off a new MacBook Pro.
The idea of hiding certain software components on a mobile device isn't exactly new. Many modern Android devices utilize buttons that are completely within the software. When they are needed, they show up. When they aren't-- they vanish temporarily. Apple apparently wants to take the concept further though, and has filed their own patent. In traditional Apple fashion, it takes an idea we've already seen and puts a twist on it.
The Apple Maps fiasco is starting to boil over now. The Maps are starting to improve quite a bit now, even if they are still rather far from catching up with Google Maps. It is easy enough to move on, I mean mistakes happen. This wasn't intentional, Apple had no clue there were bugs, right? Actually--- it seems that they did.
There has been a remarkable amount of drama when it comes to the launch of the iPhone 5. The issues with iOS 6 maps, scuffs on the new phone and Wi-Fi problems are just a few of the issues that plagued the launch. On top of that, many iPhone 5 owners were a bit annoyed to hear that there would be delays with the lightning-to-30-pin adapter.
While iOS 6 is really a pretty impressive update, there are two things that are holding it back and bringing lots of negative attention...
Apple recently updated their AppStore with new guidelines for the submission of apps. One somewhat surprising change may now restrict the way that apps advertise similar apps from other companies.
Another day, another Apple patent revealed. This time around, Apple has a few different patents up for consideration.
We were told at the Apple A6 chip inside the new iPhone 5 was faster, but it turns out that it's even faster than the 1.02GHz previously reported. A more recent benchmark has it running at 1.3GHz.
When it comes to companies that use removable batteries, Apple is the last name you think of. That's what is somewhat ironic about Apple's most recent patent. What's the patent all about? It's a universal battery charging system.
When Samsung lost its major legal battle to Apple, Mobile Magazine warned that the battle was far from over. There would be appeals, and likely future lawsuits. Since then, Apple has prepped a new lawsuit against Apple and now even Samsung has confirmed they are going to war with Apple over the iPhone 5.
It seems that the iPhone 5's A6 processor is actually much more in-house in design than any of the previous A series chips before it, at least according to Anandtech. In the past, Apple has stuck pretty close to pure ARM (the company) designs.
In the past Apple has had problems with shortages when launching new iPhone devices, and it seems that the iPhone 5 might not be any different. Apple already added the iPhone 5, new iPods and tons of accessories to its online store but something has started to happe- the dates for shipping have begun to slip.
Tomorrow is the big day. Apple's Press Event is expected to be the ground for the new iPhone announcement, but what about the iPad Mini? Some say its announcement is coming tomorrow, other rumors and sources indicate it isn't.
Even though it wasn't left behind at some bar, we already (think we) know quite a bit about the new iPhone that's going to be announced later this week.
The 2012 Apple versus Samsung trial in California might be over, but the war is far from ended. Apple has already filed suit against Samsung covering at least 21 newer smartphones, media players, and tablets releases from August 2011 all the way to August 2012.
With the Samsung versus Apple lawsuit over, at least until appeals, who truly won the battle? Some are saying that Microsoft is the big winner here. Why? There are a few reasons actually.
Wires? Who needs wires? When you can take advantage of the Apple Airplay standard with a set of wireless speakers like the AQ SmartSpeaker, you can keep the music playing without fumbling with any cables. And now you can do it for almost half price.
While a September 12th iPhone event is supposedly in the works, Apple has remained quiet about anything possibly related to a new iPhone. That being said, actions often speak louder than words.
But Apple being what it is would rather do this over a proprietary standard and that's where AirPlay Direct seems to be coming into the picture, bypassing standard Wi-Fi altogether.
If you've ever wondered what it takes to earn the title of "Apple Genius," you don't have to wonder much longer; the internal training manual has been leaked onto the Internet.
With the Apple-Samsung legal battle behind us, at least until appeals, Apple has now made the request for the banning of eight Samsung devices in the United States.
Rumors suggest that NFC could be in the works for the new iPhone. While the limited space and rumored design of the so-called iPhone 5 might not allow for it, one thing does seem clear- Apple is interested in NFC. If not now, perhaps in the iPhone 5S or whatever they decide to call it?
The massive California Apple versus Samsung trial is finally over, at least until Samsung files an appeal- which is more than likely. Without a doubt, Apple came out on top here, with Samsung not getting a cent from its countersuit against Apple.
Quite a bit after when we first expected the verdict, the Samsung versus Apple case in South Korea has come to an end. While we still don't know the outcome of the Californian chapter of the battle, we do now know that both Apple and Samsung didn't get away without some kind of a minor victory, and minor defeat.
For nearly a decade now i've been telling my friends and family while we're watching TV, "I don't care who does it, I just want a small box I can connect to the TV that will replace these annoying loud commercials." And who, none other than Apple has answered my prayers; at least they have begun to anyway.
It seems that Apple started talking with a few different cable providers recently, with the goal of bringing a set-top box experience to cable subscribers. The idea with such a device would be to provide an Apple TV-like experience that also works through live TV and has special additional features like AirPlay functionality, iTunes capabilities (if cable providers would allow it) and more.
A new patent from Apple shows that Apple might be looking into the idea of using illuminated touchpads. Whether this is aimed at the MacBook line or the Magic Trackpad, or both, it's hard to say.
It seems that Apple is no longer content with third-party app systems that assist shoppers, as Patently Apple recently uncovered an Apple patent for their own alternative to these barcode scanning programs.
When it truly came down to who was winning though, it was always hard to clearly say one side or the other. Recently though, Apple has managed to find what some critics believe is the “smoking gun” needed to swing the case in their favor for good- an internal memo that recognizes that Samsung needs to copy the iPhone.
A year-old patent filing from Apple has now been made public, in the filing Apple details out a cover that can take power and data from a dedicated connector on the side of a tablet and then can use at least one segment of the Smart Cover to augment the main display with useful information such as notifications, additional icons, multimedia controllers and similar functions.
Yesterday Mobile Magazine reported that a special Apple event was coming on September 12th that would likely see the announcement of the iPhone 5 and even possibly the new 7-inch iPad. While iMore was the first to unofficially confirm the news, it seems that sources have also passed the same news to AllThingsD. With two major news sites behind the rumored event, it seems more than likely that it is really happening after all.
It's official, the Hulu Blog has now confirmed that they are rolling out Hulu Plus to Apple TV boxes, today.
Bummed out by the idea that you'll have to wait all the way until October to get your hands on the next iPhone? According to sources reporting to iMore, you won't have to, instead the iPhone 5 may be announced at a special event on September 12th of this year with a launch to follow just nine days later on the 21st.
Samsung's secret weapon in turning the tide of this war has been information and evidence that strongly suggests Apple itself somewhat copied or was directly inspired by Sony-style designs. Samsung hoped to use this information to discredit Apple's own claims, but it turns out that this weapon was a total dud.
The Samsung-Apple patent wars continue to push on at full swing revealing all sorts of dirt including Samsung ignoring Google's warnings that their designs were too close to Apple, and internal memos that show that even the iPhone was actually influenced by earlier Sony-style designs. This war doesn't seem to be slowing down and no real victor seems in sight, but at least all these court discoveries and findings are kicking up interesting prototype/mockups that help us see the clear evolution that took place as Apple designed its various iOS-based products.
When you have as much money and power as a company like Apple you can do just about anything and that includes making up your own dimensions, as a new Apple patent for 5D technology clearly shows. What is this mystical new 5th dimension that Apple discovered? It's actually just a marketing gimmick, and is actually a set of unique TV, gaming and motion-based applications that they apparently decided would be deemed “5D Technology”.
The Samsung and Apple continue to fight a constant global legal war against one another, with every little legal battle pushing the scale in on direction or the other, but largely seeming to go nowhere. Recently Apple won a bit of a victory with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7's German ban extending its way to the entire EU.
A new court decision will require that Apple address the findings of the July 9th London court decision, which basically states that Samsung Galaxy tablets don't infringe on Apple's registered designs.
In order to better help organize the layout of apps in the App Store, a new “Food & Drink” Category has made its way over to iOS.
One of the newest patents awarded to Apple is something called iTravel, which is an NFC-based transportation check-in system.
What if the iPhone were semi-permanently attached to your hand in some weird twist of bio-electronic engineering? We're getting closer to that reality with the so-called iPhone 5 Spider concept.